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Help Plea After American Samoa Crash

Help Plea After American Samoa Crash

Recent Air Disasters call for Airlines To live stream Aircraft Data
A string of Aviation Tragedies is igniting calls for Airlines to adopt Technology that can send a plane’s Flight data the Critical Information stored in black boxes from the air to the ground in real time.
One Canadian maker of the Technology, Calgary based Flight Aerospace Solutions, is in the midst of installing live streaming software in the entire fleet of Aircraft for First Air, which flies in Canada’s remote northern regions. But so far, larger carriers have been hesitant to jump on board.
Experts say the Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 disaster could have been a very different story if such technology was in place.
The lay person will say,What can we do with our cellphones We can track each other Why can’t we do the same with an aircraft said University of Toronto engineering professor Doug Perovic. Black boxes contain cockpit voice recordings and Flight data Information such a…

Flight NZ9 Of Air New Zealand delays due to Trouble In Engine

Flight NZ9 Of Air New Zealand delays due to Trouble In Engine  A faulty Indication System prompted Air New Zealand Pilots to abort take-off during departure from Hawaii last night. Flight NZ9 from Honolulu to Auckland was aborted during take-off at low speed with 227 passengers on board, the Airline said.
Passengers were then taken off the 767-300 Aircraft and given hotel rooms for the night. They were told the plane had suffered Engine Problems. However, Air New Zealand tonight confirmed a problem with an indication system was to blame.
The issue was a fault with an indication system which meant it was showing the Pilots there was an issue, however there was no fault with the Engine itself, a spokeswoman for the Airline said.
Engineers are currently working to repair the Indication System.The Flight had been rescheduled to depart at 10pm on Sunday local time,but that has since been changed.  Passengers were sent to Hotels across Honolulu to spend the night after the Flight was aborted. The…

Air New Zealand To Bring Army of global Hobbit Fans To Middle-Earth

An army of Hobbit fans will soon converge on Middle-earth for a once in a Lifetime Private Screening of The Hobbit The Battle of the Five Armies with Sir Peter Jackson himself before the Film’s Theatrical Release on December.
The Hobbit Fan Fellowship Contest was announced today by Jackson and U.S. late night television host Stephen Colbert at the annual Comic-Con International entertainment and comic convention in San Diego.
The competition will see Air New Zealand, the Official Airline of Middle-earth, fly 150 fans to New Zealand for a week to attend the screening and tour some of The Hobbit Trilogy’s filming locations including Hobbiton.

Air New Zealand Chief Executive Officer Christopher Luxon says partnering with New Line Cinema, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures, and Warner Bros. Pictures along with Tourism New Zealand on the global competition is a huge opportunity to promote Middle-earth as a destination to an unprecedented audience.

This global competition is an incredibly exciting pr…

French Officials Send soldiers To Guard Air Algerie AH 5017 Plane Crash site

French Officials have Dispatched a Military Unit to secure the site in restive northern Mali where an Air Algerie plane crashed with 116 people aboard. France's interior minister said Friday that Terrorism cannot be excluded as a cause for the Tragedy though it was likely due to bad weather.
The MD-83 Aircraft, owned by Spanish company Swiftair and leased by Algerie's flagship carrier, disappeared from radar less than an hour after it took off early Thursday from Burkina Faso's capital of Ouagadougou for Algiers.
A message posted Friday on the website of President Francois Hollande said the wreckage had been clearly Identified near the Burkina Faso border despite the disintegration of the Aircraft.
We think the plane went down due to weather conditions, but no hypothesis can be excluded as long as we don't have the results of an investigation, French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve told RTL radio.

Terrorist groups are in the zone We know these groups are Hostile to Wes…

Trans Asia Airways Plane Crashes In Taiwan 48 Peoples Killed

Trans Asia Airways Plane Crashes In Taiwan 48 Peoples Killed

Trans Asia Airways Plane near Magong Taiwan The aircraft was on a Scheduled Domestic Flight between Kaohsiung and Magong, Taiwan. The Airplane Crashed into a Residential Area near the Airport during a go around following an attempted landing at Magong, Taiwan, which is on Penghu Island. Of the Four Crew members and 54 passengers, at least 48 Occupants were killed. At least five people on the ground were also Injured. There was heavy rain in the Area at the time of the Crash. 

The Aircraft took off from Taiwan's southern city of Kaohsiung, headed for the Airport of Makong, but crash-landed in Huxi township of Penghu County, the main Island of the chain also known as the Pescadores

TransAsia Airways is a Taiwan-based Airline with a fleet of around 23 Airbus and ATR aircraft, Operating Chiefly short-haul Flights on domestic routes as well as to mainland China, Japan, Thailand and Cambodia, among its Asian destinations


New Zealand Pays Tribute to Kiwi MH17 Victims

New Zealand pays Tribute to a Kiwi woman and her Dutch husband who were among the Passengers killed in the downed Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17. According to reports, family and friends described them as a  beautiful couple.

 MH17 was shot down over eastern Ukraine, a pro Russian territory, by rebel forces. Reports said a surface to air Missile had hit the Malaysia Airline jet with 298 Passengers and crew on board including New Zealand resident Robert Ayley the couple, Mary Menke and Dutch husband, Gerry Menke.

The 65-year-old woman is a New Zealand native who moved to Australia when she was in her 20s. She lived with her 72-year-old husband in Victoria. The couple operated an abalone pearl company in Mallacoota and Sunbury which won a business award recently. 

Business and Tourism East Gippsland's Jeanette Seignior said the couple is a great loss to the community. Media Reports said the couple had four children who said they take comfort in the fact that their parents were together …